Spencer McGillicutty CD-release show
Harkening back to a more innocent pop-music era, youthful quintet Spencer McGillicutty — they're a band, not a person — mine the sounds of early-'60s AM radio gold to produce their present-day melodic riches. The local group's third album, All the Happy People!, swings effortlessly between cotton-candy sweet group sing-alongs and wistful acoustic balladry. Employing a rotating coed cast of four charming lead vocalists and with an ear for precise group harmonies, Spencer McGillicutty's winning sock-hop sounds will prove to be irresistibly winsome ear candy for fans of Wes Anderson soundtracks. And considering that the majority of the artists on the beloved Rushmore soundtrack are buried six feet under or in convalescent homes, this is probably your best shot at enjoying a truly shagadelic live show in 2012. With Brian Just Band and Paul Spring. 18+
Thu., May 24, 8 p.m., 2012
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